US drone strike hits near Kismayo
US military launched airstrikes against Al Shabaab near the coastal town of Kismayo, 528 kilometres (328 miles) southwest of Mogadishu
The strike was conducted in Janay Abdalle area near Kismayo, destroying a vehicle loaded with explosives, according to US-Africom commando.
It says the strike was conducted in coordination with the Somali government to help Somalia address threats within its territory.
There was no immediate comment from al Shabaab.
Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia